When I first went backpacking in New York, I realised I should have booked more time to get to know the city properly, to see the sights, to fit in with the locals and just walk around.
New York is a great place to visit not only because there’s so much to do, but flights are just so cheap. Have a look at Norwegian Air and British Airways because it’s incredibly likely you’ll find a return for just over £200 and I’m not even joking. Getting to New York is so easy and one week in New York is enough time!
Christmas is an incredibly popular time of year to visit New York, full with Christmas markets, extravagant shop fronts sparkling with Christmas lights, ice skating and of course the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lights are a big highlight.
Again, this is entirely dependent on what you want to do on this trip. When I visited New York, I stayed in a hostel and then at a friend’s house which automatically made things cheaper. We cooked a lot, ate in a few restaurants and visited the shops (you have to!) but didn’t buy anything.
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